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daisycutter 11-04-2008 01:15 PM

Lemna trisulca - ivy leaved duckweed
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does anyone know were i can get some of this ive had it before its an attractive plant thatfloats just below the surface of the water and has translucent leaves with a pointed shape, which can look a little like ivy and has the same uses/purposes as ricca(good for fry) ive spotted its cousin the common duckweed sold on ebay but never this..any ideas

willow 11-04-2008 05:20 PM

wow !! i think you picked something as rare as rocking horse poop.

daisycutter 11-04-2008 08:40 PM

i grows just as nearly as fast as normal duckweed so its hardly a difficult plants its just not really well known i had some years back i got from a local lake (now filled in)its dont think its native to the uk freezing temps will kill it
its a really nice looking plant compared to the other lemma species and dosent simply cover the surface but grows in a busy mass below the surface

if ever get hold of this plant id be happy to share

willow 11-05-2008 03:03 AM

i was looking around on the net last night,
i like it,i think it's nice.
seen that it grows in natural situations.
i'm not giving up searching. :)

daisycutter 11-05-2008 03:00 PM

yea i did some googling ..and kept finding this thread!:roll: im not giving up on this the more i look the more i want it in my tanks

Amphitrite 11-05-2008 03:40 PM

Hmm, I just had a hunt around and can't find it either - it's a pretty awesome looking plant. If either of you manage to locate it could you let me know? I fancy getting some too :-D

daisycutter 11-05-2008 05:20 PM

the hunt is on...

Amphitrite 11-05-2008 05:24 PM

I've been on a Google and eBay frenzy.. can't find a single listing in the UK except for an ad that was posted in 2006! I found two listings under the name of Lemna trisulca on eBay. One was duckweed, the other in the US :cry:

adavisus 11-06-2008 02:06 AM

You might try contacting Stapeley water gardens, Bennetts waterlily Farm, Shirley Aquatics...

I would have thought they would be familiar with Lemna trisulca as its fairly common to aquatic habitats and pond keeping

Which reminds me, its one of the few aquatic plant varieties I haven't tried here, hmmm though bladderwort tends to occupy that niche, here...

Regards, andy
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willow 11-06-2008 08:56 AM

very kind of you o offer some help Andy.
thank you.

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